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Demonstration of the effectiveness of basic substances used in plant protection in organic orchards in different regions of Latvia

Project Leader



Research Field

Sustainable use of plant protection products
Research and control of harmful organisms in integrated and organic farming
Harmful organisms

Project description


Demonstrate in practice that plant protection products that are effective in controlling apple diseases are also allowed in organic orchards. Demonstration plots have been set up on farms to demonstrate the effectiveness of plant protection products compared to non-disease control areas. The demonstration provides an opportunity for the target audience to get acquainted with the possibilities of disease control in organic apple orchards in Latvia.


1. To set up two sample plots (at least 0.5 ha each) in each farm, where in one variant, plant protection products are not used for disease control, but in the other variant, basic substances are used for disease control.
2. To evaluate the effectiveness of the applied disease control methods.
3. To keep records of labor consumption for the application of disease control methods and to evaluate the economic indicators of the use of methods.

Project partners

SIA “Pienjāņi”, Skaistkalnes pag., Vecumnieku nov.
Z/s “Reķi”, Katvaru pag., Limbažu nov.
Biedrība “Latvijas Bioloģiskās lauksaimniecības asociācija”, Rīga

Submitted on: Tue, 02/16/2021 - 14:17